Policies and Procedures
First and foremost, BE SAFE. These policies are for your safety and for the smooth operation of Alaska Fly In Fishing. Please read before booking:
We are a Fairbanks family owned business and take pride in getting you to The Real Alaska and all it has to offer, safely. We care about you and desire to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. With that, there are a few policies we MUST have for your safety and others. Due to the nature of our business, our policies are non-negotiable.
RELAX and HAVE FUN!
Our trips REQUIRE guests to be able-bodied. The Alaska Wilderness is NOT handicap accessible. If a guest has experienced recent injuries or illness that require a doctor, has had a fever or other illness within 72 hour prior to the trip, has past injuries which renders special attention to their physical activity, is in a cast or brace, is participating in wound care or surgery recovery, or requires assistance getting around, please consider another activity in town where accommodations abound. A good standard of agility: Guests must be able to climb a ladder without assistance and able to walk on uneven, muddy, and unstable terrain with ease. Trip and fall hazards are common in the Alaskan wilderness. Activities you will encounter on your trip include climbing in and out of our small airplane without assistance, Climbing up a ladder for a top bunk, getting in and out of a boat, walking on wilderness land with trip and fall hazards, and climbing a rise to get to the cabin.
No Children on top bunks.
Hint: If you move around a lot in your sleep, take the bottom bunk or move the mattress to the floor. Even in the remote wilderness of Alaska, gravity always wins.
Last minute changes are a norm in Alaska flying. Alaskan Air transportation associated with our trips is serious business. The phrase "Hurry up and wait"... may apply and should be expected. We may be delayed, or have to cancel, at the last moment for weather or other circumstances beyond our control. We could be a little early or late picking you up, (no extra charge). Be patient and ready to make changes to your schedule due to weather, delays, or other circumstances that are beyond our control. If you need to make a connecting flight out of Fairbanks, please purchase a ticket that can be changed, or consider travel insurance. Life is uncertain, drop off and pick up times are accurate guesses, not guarantees. Check your cell phone often for updates from Kristy on your trip, especially the day before your trip, as last minute changes DO HAPPEN.
Kristy welcome requests for alternate drop off/pickup times, and will take it them into consideration, but requests are not guaranteed. You will be given an approximate pickup time when you check in for your trip. Close to your estimated pickup time, clear your areas of trash, focusing on leaving no trace, be all packed up, at the cabin/camp you were dropped off at. It's completely normal to wait beyond estimated pickup time. That's OK the fish and wildlife are waiting there too.
You are entering a remote wilderness area. Cell service is often unavailable. You have the option of bringing your own satellite device for communication and safety, it is not required but strongly recommended. Units are available for rent locally and online. Our family uses the Garmin InReach device exclusively on a daily basis.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS
Sec. 09.65.290. Civil liability for sports or recreational activities. (a) A person who participates in a sports or recreational activity assumes the inherent risks in that sports or recreational activity and is legally responsible for all injuries or death to the person or other persons and for all damage to property that results from the inherent risks in that sports or recreational activity.
Unless otherwise arranged, these are self guided trip. By choosing NOT to bring a satellite device, you are acknowledging that you have no way of contacting anyone for help in an emergency and take full responsible for that choice. You are in the wilderness. Help may possibly be DAYS AWAY. Please think twice and act once, in everything you do, to avoid injury while out in the wilderness.
Please declare all fuels, aerosols, firearms, ignition devices, flammables, hazmat items and batteries. Have them packed in a separate waterproof bag (Gallon ziploc can work)
We operate under Federal and Alaska State law.
Federally recognized illegal drugs, including Cannabis are FORBIDDEN both on the premises (both in Fairbanks and remote cabin locations) on our aircraft and boats.
You may NOT transport Cannabis or other Federally recognized illegal drugs on our aircraft.
Buzzed, Drunk or High = Can Not Fly
All seats in our aircraft are emergency exit seats. You must be sober to perform emergency exit procedures and behave in a safe manner while the aircraft is in operation.
For your safety and ours guests who check in and /or appear inebriated, stoned, or under the influence of drugs will not be allowed on the aircraft and will be asked to leave the premises. Their trip will cancelled without refund. You also need to be sober when your pilot arrives to pick you up. Operating a boat with a motor under the influence of drugs or alcohol is forbidden and a violation of State Law.
We have fuel tanks on the property and fuel is in close proximity to the aircraft. Smoking of any kind (Including vape devices) is PROHIBITED on the property at Chena Marina and at Fairbanks International Airport, as well as inside the aircraft. You may smoke by the road before or after your trip. No smoking inside the cabins. Wild fire dangers are often high. Please use extra care in extinguishing your cigarettes completely to avoid a wildfire.
Free range Children are present on premises. Carefully enter the parking lot slowly, watch out for the unmarked speed bumps they like to build in the driveway. Please be kind and refrain from swearing around the kids.
Be courteous to other guests and clean up before you leave the cabins. Please carry out your garbage. Karl has a place in the float lockers to store it during flight.
If you arrive with your gear over the 40 pound gear limit, you will be required to downsize your gear. Please weigh your gear the best you can, it will be weighed on our scale when you check in. Kristy has some great suggestions to offer regarding packing so feel free to ask her for minimalist packing tips. Also check out our "Packing Tips" tab for more info on packing your gear. Your beverages and cooler count as gear weight. EVERYTHING you take with you is weighed before going on the aircraft. To help with weight limits, we stage bottled water at our cabins.
Please notify us if one or more guests in your party weighs more than 250#. Passengers over 250 pounds may incur additional fees, may require to pay for two guest fares, or an extra flight to the cabin. Additionally, gear weight limits may be set lower than the 40 pound per guest limit with guests over 250 pounds. Every trip is different, weight limits are up to the discretion of dispatch. Karl, your pilot is the final authority on weight limits. If you think you are going to be close to limits, please ask for guidance well in advance.
Children 2 years old an up require their own seat and therefore are charged regular fare. Babies under 2 years may sit in accompanying adult lap to avoid fare.
Coolers must be 28 quart or smaller hard face, or soft sided cooler bags are perfect. Dimensions for hard sided coolers = 16"x 16"x 12"
NO OUTSIDE FIRES ALLOWED.
Due to flammable organic matter in the dirt and around our cabins, a wild fire or underground fire may result if a fire is made.
At this time, there are no safe designated fire pits available.
If you see a fire pit, DO NOT USE IT...it's UNAUTHORIZED.
Underground fires can burn all winter or even for years in Interior Alaska.
Wild fires and underground fires are dangerous, difficult and/or impossible to extinguish and can destroy life and property.
The property destroyed will be ours, the life destroyed may be your own.
NO FIRE on ground.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Check this page periodically as the policies and procedures may change without notice.
By booking your trip, you acknowledge these policies and procedures and agree to abide by them. Upon booking, Kristy will either direct you to this page or will read it to you if needed, and will verify that you have read (or heard), and understood the policies, and will gladly answer any questions. To ensure you have read this, please give her this code when acknowledging the policies and procedures.... "FISH ON". Booking is not complete until you have verified you have read this.